What are the objectives behind massaging?

Massages are much more than a decadent way to feel good about life in general. There is a definite science and methodology about massage which will tell you many things you did not know before. For instance, massaging in a particular way has healing properties which will work when nothing else can. There are also various types of massages, using various types of substances which you can opt for, depending upon the reason you are opting for a massage in the first place. It is possible to massage with powder, oil, cream, liquids and also without anything at all. The first thing to know is that massaging is linked to the ancient science of acupressure. Certain points in the body need to have pressure applied to them in particular ways to provide relief from certain problems. A massage can take care of this very well. All kinds of chiropractic problems can also be healed with the aid of massaging. Please do remember, however, that this would have to be done under medical supervision to yield the results you want.

Massages also help the general musculature of the body to become tougher and stronger. Oil massages, particularly, are very useful in this regard. There is a variety of oils that can be used to develop and heal hurt or injured muscles. Some other problems like damaged or injured tendons and ligaments would also require massaging in order to heal well and properly. Massages also have certain cosmetic properties which cannot be ignored. They are also administered for beauty purposes. Facial massages, especially, are well known to improve the general quality and texture of skin, as well as retard the appearance of wrinkles. Facial massages are the commonest form of massage administered. They are done with oils, creams as well as fruits and vegetable pulps.

answered by M W

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